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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Pull

Saturday Pull

Dancers are familiar with the directive: “Pull up!” I’ve blogged about this before. Unfortunately, students often do pull up – but from their chest. This throws the body backwards, causes the spine to arch and destroys correct alignment. Scary. Remember, if you must fall, fall forward – and never backwards.

To pull up effectively, you must think of pulling up from the ears and/or the top of the head. Also, imagine lengthening the spine at the same time. (Hmmm. That could be a poem: At the same time, lengthen the spine…).

I have blogged about these things before in different ways – search the site and you’ll find them.

At the same time, lengthen the spine - you’ll feel fine…

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Statute #80:  
“Never pull up from your chest.”

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